I Don’t Carry Purses

January 23, 2012 · 59 comments

I only ever wear wristlets. I haven’t used a purse since college, because I end up packing everything I own into the thing.

I then have to tote an obnoxious heavy bag around, I can’t find anything, and it’s completely counterproductive.

Plus, I’m sure most of you know big purses have been linked to back problems. Which can cause runners to tread unevenly, which can injure them. This runner refuses to compromise that stuff.

So, these days, I travel lighter.

Wristlets make life easier. A girl can’t moonwalk with a big fat purse on her shoulder.

But, if you notice above, I can’t fit my ID, Visa, cash, iPhone, AND camera all into one little wristlet.

Which is where JAVOedge comes in.

Remember the original iPhone 4s case I bought? The one I was crazy about? The one you guys oooh-ed and aaaah-ed over from J. Crew?

The one that didn’t last a week?

Yeah. Disappointment times a thousand, especially when you spend $18 for a case. Lesson learned: Don’t buy J. Crew iPhone cases.

Now, I have a place where you should by an iPhone case. JAVOedge has a million electronics accessories, and thanks to them, I’ve found THREE new ways to protect, carry, and accessorize my iPhone 4s.

And I can moonwalk while carrying all of ’em.

The City Pouch can be used as a wristlet and as an actual purse.

The Flora Book Case is great for my long runs with its extra padding. Ever since this happened, you probably can’t blame me for my immense fear of being sprawled out on the sidewalk with my iPhone in pieces.

In my opinion, it’s also the cutest.

The latch is magnetic, so it’s easy to open and close. I also really love that I can take pictures with it still in the case.

The Wallet Case is perfect for a night on the town.

The only thing I don’t absolutely ADORE about the Wallet Case is that the clasp is a little hard to fasten closed. But I can also easily take pictures with my phone in the case, so the clasp issue is easily overlooked. πŸ˜‰

I love that all of these cases hold and protect my phone as well as my ID and credit cards. JAVOedge sells all kids of electronics accessories, so if you’re in the market for something to protect your Smartphone, E-reader, tablet, MP3 player, go check out their website.

And when your hair resembles 10 a.m. bedhead after dancing at the bar all night, the easy wristlet case makes it easy to quickly put your hair up.

Even if you are distraught over having to sport the messy bun in public.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile January 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I haaateee wearing purses! It always ends up being filled with empty gum wrappers and receipts. That phone wallet case is genius.


2 Brittany *Sparkles* January 23, 2012 at 3:26 pm

oooh those are super cute!!! I do the same things with bags.. I have my ONE large bag I tote to work and my smaller wristlet and tiny purse I actually fit INSIDE the big one bahaha it’s like the Russian nesting dolls (smaller ones keep coming out of the largest one).


3 Carrie January 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Seriously great find!!!!! I think I’ll be ordering one of these bad boys. I usually end up stuffing my ID and phone into my pocket. My iPhone is just asking to be sat on…

p.s. The Shamrock Half is SOLD OUT and I’m super bummed!! Looks like I won’t be chugging green beers on St. Pattie’s weekend after all πŸ™
p.s.s. You should run the Polar Plunge 5k in VA Beach on Feb 4th!! It’s part of the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics and I think you could probably place πŸ™‚ It’s a small race and only in its 2nd year.
Carrie recently posted…7 Mile RedemptionMy Profile


4 Brittany (healthy slice of life) January 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I need this in my life. I prefer traveling light for my occasional night out, but I need this even more because my new purse is a diaper bag. There, I said it. And I need something like this I can easily toss in the bag or grab out when I’m solo. Love it!
Brittany (healthy slice of life) recently posted…The 10%My Profile


5 Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots January 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

what an awesome find! I am ordering one asap!


6 Mindy @ Clueless Nut January 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I don’t carry a purse either. I have 2 wristlets and one clutch I switch back and forth from. My favorite is the snakeskin Michael Kors iPhone clutch I got for Christmas! It is very durable, something I very much need.
Mindy @ Clueless Nut recently posted…Remove tagged photosMy Profile


7 Jill k January 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I got the silver J Crew one for Xmas and it has done the same thing πŸ™ and I always have glitter in random places on my face – new case in the future for me as well!!


8 chelcie @ chelcie's food files January 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

wow I want all of those cases!


9 Katherine January 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I had that same J Crew phone case and it did the same thing. I took it back and they gave me a refund!


10 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family January 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

oo that purple one is super cute. Unfortunately not only do i carry a big purse but also a big diaper bag. I didnt know they said it makes runners gaits lopsided. Theres really no way though to carry snacks, sippy cups, cloth diapers, changes of clothes, epi pens, etc, etc in a cute little wristlet!
Lindsay @ Fuel My Family recently posted…20 QuestionsMy Profile


11 Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons January 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm

How did I not know these existed?!!??! in. love.

This would have made the past 10 years of my life so freaking easy!
Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons recently posted…Red Velvet Cake CookiesMy Profile


12 Hannah January 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I hated purses for the longest time…but I need something so I can carry my water bottle and a book with me everywhere, haha.

I have a j crew case that I’m in love with! Its on of the silicone cases though.
Hannah recently posted…currently no. 4My Profile


13 Karla @myhighonlife January 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I love using a purse for day to day stuff (when I’m not in class.. or running, so basically rarely) but I need to invest in something for going out. I will be checking these out for sure πŸ™‚
Karla @myhighonlife recently posted…GAME DAY (rose bowl, part 3!)My Profile


14 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List January 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

You might be able to Moonwalk, but can you Dougie? I’m SO winning the danceoff competition at BLEND!
Lindsay @ Lindsay’s List recently posted…3 days of straight up funMy Profile


15 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables January 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I finally got an iphone just today and I will DEFINITELY be ordering one of these cases!


16 Theresa January 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm

some of these look really awesome, ive been def shopping around for a new iphone case myself!
Theresa recently posted…Non-Snowy Runs and Coconut ShrimpMy Profile


17 Amanda January 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm

The sakroots smartphone wristlet savessss my life constantly. Honestly with purses I feel like I loose more of my shit when I go out because I forget everything I put in there…
Now when I got out its like wristlet:check, phone in wristlet pouch:check, dignity:questionable, cleared for takeoff.


18 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! January 23, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Thank you SO much for sharing. If I am out or even out and about somewhere walking around I always end up holding my phone and tucking other stuff away which is a pain (or making bf carry it which he loves)
Im def chcking out some of these bad boys. i NEED!
Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! recently posted…Childhood Snack Memory LaneMy Profile


19 Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy January 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

It doesn’t matter how hard I try, I will never be able to give up my Mary Poppins bag. I mean, clearly I need a notebook, hand lotion, 14 chapsticks, a compact, 12 pens, my phone (duh), 2 wallets and 37 other random items at ALL. TIMES.

Cute stuff though. πŸ˜‰
Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy recently posted…Taco Soup and SnowMy Profile


20 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I’m a purse addict. My absoulte favorite (a Marc Jacobs “shopper”) weighs > 5lbs before I start cramming things into it. Bad news for my shoulders, but it’s so beautiful.
Claire @ Live and Love to Eat recently posted…Restaurant Review: HabitatMy Profile


21 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

OH MY GOSH I HAVE THAT IPHONE CASE TOO! The gold one. That’s falling apart too. It’s the third one that’s bit the dust and I’ve only had my phone since June so…I think I need to stop being abusive to my cases. The phone is still good though.
Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine recently posted…No Longer a New YorkerMy Profile


22 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health January 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

My roomie just got one of those!! If I had an iphone I would totally want one too :D. Now I just need an iphone haha.
Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted…Handful Sports Bra (GIVEAWAY)My Profile


23 julie January 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm

i’m a bag lady haha give me the biggest bag ever so i can put 3 kids a dog and my house in there, nothing less and i’m good to go. incipio featherweight iphone cases for the win mama!
julie recently posted…in case you hadn’t heard..My Profile


24 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe January 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I’m a big fan of a functional wristlet! I went back to a bag for the winter (to carry gloves, shades, tissues, etc), but come spring my bag size shrinks drastically!
Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe recently posted…Weekend Recap! Food, football and more food…My Profile


25 Kelsey @readysetfeast January 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm

ohhh these are super cute! I tend to either wear a huge purse or a wristlet. I feel like there is not point of the in between purse?
Kelsey @readysetfeast recently posted…MUSIC MONDAY!My Profile


26 Pamela January 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I really like the City Pouch! I love wearing cross-body bags when I go out, and this would fit the essentials. I usually take pictures with my phone, so I am set! It’s on my wish list! πŸ™‚
Pamela recently posted…Cheesy Chicken EnchiladasMy Profile


27 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm


That’s all I can even muster out.


28 Morganshines January 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I am LOVING the Javoedge site!!! I need to get a lil somethin’ somethin’ for my Kindle fire!!
Morganshines recently posted…The Start of My Love StoryMy Profile


29 Jocelyn @ Enthusiastic Runner January 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

wow that is a lot of wristlets! I hate carrying a purse….and I hate the word “purse”. It’s like “moist”. Ughhhh …words I hate.
Jocelyn @ Enthusiastic Runner recently posted…5 Things That Happened This WeekendMy Profile


30 Amber K January 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I only ever wear messy buns, life is too short! πŸ˜‰

I just recently started using a wristlet, but the one I bought doesn’t quite hold everything in. I totally lost my lip balm on New Year’s. My husband thinks it flew out on the dance floor. He also got whacked a few times with it while we were dancing – whoops! lol
Amber K recently posted…I Want Some ChexMy Profile


31 Katie January 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Thank you! I get so much grief and ‘are you serious?’ comments from people because I carry a small ‘purse’. Apparently it’s unheard of and unacceptable! I love the blue Apple iPhone one. Now to replace my crappy phone with an iPhone, buy that, and done!


32 Chels R. January 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Too cute! Love that scarf you have on too πŸ™‚
Chels R. recently posted…Breakfast on the go.My Profile


33 Maggie January 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I’ve been carrying a giant purse and I don’t really need to be, at least when I’m not going to work. I need to invest in some cute wristlets.
Maggie recently posted…Shifting Priorities and Visiting my Alma MaterMy Profile


34 Shannon January 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

The wristlet is like a tuxedo t-shirt. It looks formal but also says you’re there to party πŸ™‚
Shannon recently posted…Be a Safe Runner!My Profile


35 Rach January 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I am so not a purse carrier. They drive me crazy, haha! I love my Vera Bradley ID wallet! It’s the best. πŸ™‚
Rach recently posted…Graceland TooMy Profile


36 Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 23, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I’m the one who carries the giant “mom” purse, and has to spend 15 minutes trying to find a pen! I just can’t do a wristlet … I have too much junk I (think I) need.

Bummer on the first phone cover … I hate when things fall apart soon after purchasing them! So frustrating!
Kristen @ notsodomesticated recently posted…11 Things and my BIG announcement.My Profile


37 Emily January 24, 2012 at 3:23 am

I have a few wallet cases like this that I ALWAYS use when I go out. They’re so much more practical than lugging around a giant bag. I’ve never heard of JavoEdge but their cases are adorable! I’m definitely going to check them out.
Unfortunately, I still resort to carrying a huge purse on a day-to-day basis. Since I’m usually running from audition to audition, or spending long hours on set, I carry a lot of stuff. Oh well! As long as the bag is cute…right? (:
Emily recently posted…Sunday, you’re my new best friend…My Profile


38 Sarah January 24, 2012 at 4:48 am

umm I love that case! Too cute. Now, if only I had an iphone.. aww shucks!
Sarah recently posted…It’s Back!My Profile


39 This Fit Chick January 24, 2012 at 7:06 am

AMEN I HATE purses!! they are so annoying how they just hang all floppy by your side…
This Fit Chick recently posted…Exercise: How to do it Properly- Building Muscle EditionMy Profile


40 Bess @ Bess Be Fit January 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I love the book case and the wallet case! I definitely need one of those.
Bess @ Bess Be Fit recently posted…Rainy Day Workout + A Super Awesome GiveawayMy Profile


41 Chelsea January 24, 2012 at 8:57 pm

My big purse gives me back problems and I know it πŸ™ I just love it so much. I need to get some more wristlets for sure.


42 Sarah January 24, 2012 at 11:22 pm

i have also been trying to avoid the large bag issue! I was down to a tiny bag for a while then i have slowly been going back up in size! I think ill get a tiny one to wear every day and save the big bag for OCCASIONAL use!
Sarah recently posted…Instagram activityMy Profile


43 Kristin @ FoodFash January 25, 2012 at 2:05 am

I am OBSESSED with my iphone case that holds credit cards. It’s perfect for a license and credit card when you’re running out the door and don’t want to bring your entire purse. Here’s a link to one similar to mine if you’re interested – http://www.amazon.com/Cinda-B-Cases-Casablanca-Purple/dp/B0053ODX2K/ref=sr_1_87?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1327457000&sr=1-87
Kristin @ FoodFash recently posted…Totes SickMy Profile


44 Paige @ Running Around Normal January 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Ha! Girl, I hear you! I carry a purse most of the time, but love the winter for only one reason: coat pockets. Much easier to stuff my phone,wallet, and keys in coat pockets than a summer dress or jean short pockets πŸ˜›


45 Tiffany February 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Just saw this post and I love your scarf! Mind me asking where it’s from? πŸ™‚


46 Carolyn February 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I just told my 13 year old daughter today that I’m tired of carrying purses. Thanks for the information on wristlets.


47 Brandon March 9, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I know this is totally unrelated but I did a search for reviews of J.Crew’s leather iPhone 5 case and this post showed up pretty high up in the results. I’m getting the phone for my birthday in a few days and I have no idea where to get a case. Right now I’m using one from Casetagram but I think I want something different.

Do you think the leather case from J.Crew would end up a disappointment, too? It’s way over $18 BUT it is leather…
Brandon recently posted…This is pretty much the best video ever.
Too bad it’s shot…
My Profile


Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

Previous post:

Next post: